is video artist Patryk Ludamage
making videos for some of his favorite music, spinning gold from fuzzy videotape footage.
Oneohtrix Point Never:
• KGB Nights
• Power of Persuasion
(0PN's Daniel Lopatin):
Eccojam A3 [more inside]
VHS Cover Junkie
showcases examples of the now lost art of the home videotape cover. [SLTumbr]
On Megami Tensei
Based on the Japanese horror novel series by Aya Nishitani, this one’s about a student computer genius, who’s also the reincarnation of an ancient Japanese deity, who uses his giant clunky 80s mainframe to summon up some horrifying devils. This involves some not-bad animation of a well-endowed teacher’s frilly brassiere heaving up and down as she becomes the conduit for horrifying monsters from another dimension to invade our world. Then giant piles of red goop start crushing students and a big blue hairy devil named Loki fights our student computer genius hero, who fights back with his reincarnated girlfriend and his magic sword and his pet devil animal throughout several alternate universes.
let's anime presents: The Top Ten Least essential OVA (anime) of the 80s
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Everybody's got to start somewhere, right? So why not enjoy Charity Scanvenger Hunt organizer
and Supernatural star Misha Collins' excruciatingly earnest acting debut in the 1999 educational film NO BRAINERS ON TAXES.
There are days when you wake up and think that there is no wonder left in this world, no mountains left to conquer, no oceans left to explore, no frontiers left to discover. That, of course, is exactly the day you find yourself in an apartment in Logan Square surrounded by 2,700 VHS copies
of "Jerry Maguire."
Digging up long forgotten memories for a generation who spent their formative years glued to the boob tube, Memorex
is a veritable nostalgia nuke for children of the 80s. Endless beach parties, Saturday morning cartoons, claymation everything, sleek cars, sexy babes, toys you forgot existed, station idents, primitive computer animation, all your favorite sugary cereal mascots, and so much more. An ode to the hyper consumerism and sleek veneer of a simpler time. (previously
In 2009, the entire rental library of legendary New York video store Mondo Kim's (previously)
was shipped to a small town in Sicily, with the promise of a nonstop film festival and free access for former Kim's members. The reality turned out considerably differently. (Printer-friendly link).
was a late-night video review show from the late 90s, presented by Nigel Buckland
and Stef Gardner and shown on Channel 4 in the UK. It concentrated mostly on reviewing low-budget, cult and foreign films. Most of the episodes can be found on this youtube channel
and there's an episode by episode guide here
). After a break of 12 years or so, they're back, this time in podcast form
"A futuristic buddy cop movie costarring Whoopi Goldberg and a dinosaur? How could that possibly go wrong?" Theodore Rex: The Best of the Worst. [more inside]
for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes. It's long form entertainment for short attention spans. An hour long VJ odyssey, it will move your body and warp your mind. A nostalgic look back at a half remembered childhood growing up in the 80s and early 90s, Skinemax
takes a close look at the culture of that era. The images that motivated, delighted, and terrified us on the silver screen, set to propulsive modern music that pines for a simpler time.
MAX CAPACITY Dwells In The Videodrome.
"Not so long ago, last summer to be precise, we featured MAX CAPACITY in an illustrated selection of the best 8-bit inspired pixel artists. Already at the time, the American artist stood out from the lot because of his instinctive and primal approach to digital material." Max's work is spread out across the Internet: on Tumblr
, and his own webspace
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is an artist some of whose paintings resemble paused VHS tapes
Cooking With Beefcake
was a VHS cooking show about cooking near naked men. (Warning: Contains butts, feathered hair) (via
Hey children of the 90s! Remember back when all you had to worry about was corruption by Pokemon
and Harry Potter
VHS cover art was the pop art of the 80's. It wasn't till the mid 90's and dvd era that the movie poster or a cast photo would become the cover. Here are my favorite places to check out old vhs covers The Deuce Grindhouse VHS Cover Art
has a great break down by company. Scarecrow Video blog
has posts pretty regularly like this one featuring painted covers of Klaus Kinski movies. and this post of horror movie cover boxes.
At the bottom of that post are links to the rest of the scarecrow blogs painted cover postings. Enjoy.
"Long thought to be lost or destroyed, this complete recording of one of the few hour long interviews of Alfred Hitchcock has been found
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3600 VHS Video Covers
Not sure what it all means. Pretty awesome, though. (I Netflix'd this one, though, and it's not nearly as good as it should be. One eye good, two eyes bad!)
A visit to id Software, 1993.
A must watch for anyone who's ever played Doom.
Audio visual technology changes so fast that if you’re of a certain age you’ve been left holding the bag of cassettes, VHS tapes and vinyl records. What will you do with these AV artifacts if you no longer want to play them? Have no fear; you can have lots of crafty fun with your real audio. You can make a cassette tape mini journal
, a cassette wallet
or cassette coin purse
, or a mini cassette lamp
. If you’re into melting stuff, you can make a sculpture, such as this skeleton
, from the plastic. The tape can be crocheted or knitted into items like totes
, evening bags
, Barbie halter dresses
, or baby booties
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Ever wondered about the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R? Want the best tool for ripping VHS to DVD? All things video are revealed at DVDRHelp. Discover freeware tools like Tsunami MPeg Encoder
. Compare the latest DVD burners. Be overwhelmed at the learning curve of making your own DVD videos. AKA VCDHelp
VHS on its last legs?
According to source, Circuit City is already phasing out sales of VHS tapes and players in favor of DVDs. Sure, it's an ancient format, but again, not everyone has a TiVo
Harry Potter released unprotected.
In a move that makes me say both "Wha?" and "Kickass!", Warner Bros chose to release the Harry Potter DVD and VHS home versions sans the Macrovision copy protection. It could stand to be quite an experiment, or quite a blunder on their part.